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Homeschooling Your Kid

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Homeschooling your kid or home education simply means to educate your children at home.  Instead of sending them to a government-run school or private school, the parent instructs them. This was common practice until the late 1800’s in the United States. Homeschooling never completely went away and found a new resurgence in the 1960’s. Since then it has steadily become...

Teach English in China [What it’s Really like]

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Ever wondered what it’s like to teach English in China? With approximately 400 million people learning English in China, it’s no wonder that there is a huge demand for teachers. More and more teachers from the English-speaking countries are therefore choosing to teach English in China as their next career move. We asked Glen Stratton, who has recently moved to China,...

Teach Online [The Absolute 5 Benefits and Challenges]

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The statistics are impressive: online learning is on a dramatically upward trend (165 billion dollars in 2015 and is likely to grow by 5% between 2016 – 2023, exceeding 240 billion dollars). Bearing this in mind, teachers have a need to embrace this relatively new method of teaching and take on both the challenges and rewards it brings. To help with...

How to Teach English Online [and Make a Massive Profit]

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teach english online
Do you want to become an online teacher working with dedicated students on a one-to-one basis? Do you want to be able to teach English online from anywhere in the world, setting your own schedule? Do you want to decide who to teach, what to teach, and how much to charge? Having been a private tutor myself, I have struggled with questions like...

Teacher to Teacherpreneur [How to Combine Creativity, Skills and Expertise to Earn Additional Income]

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Are you a teacher looking for a challenge, an opportunity to learn new skills, use your professional skills in a different way and earn additional income? Then becoming a teacherpreneur could be for you. ESL/EFL teachers transition to teacherpreneurs as writers, website designers, video makers, and school owners. In December 2015, I left my job as an ESL teacher after 20...

The Top 50 Edublogs of 2017

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The Top 50 Edublogs of 2017
Following up on the list we compiled a year ago with the The Top 20 Edublogs of 2015, we have expanded the list to include the top 50 education websites. Out of the numerous websites worldwide focusing on education policies, teaching practices, methodology, or educational technology, some manage to stand out from the rest, garnering a hefty social following in the...

JoomlaLMS [a Hussle-Free LMS That Does Wonders]

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Not long ago I wrote about the 8 Essential Features any modern LMS should have. I recently came across JoomlaLMS, a Learning Management System that has been around for ten years and is used in more than 30 countries around the world. I decided to give it a check against the 8 features that I had outlined in my post...

Reading Habits [in the New Literary Landscape]

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Developing Reading Habits
Everyone knows the importance of good reading habits and teachers are always wondering how to make students read more. The truth is, they are reading more. Teachers just don´t know how. The idea that students these days have more competition for their time from social media, smartphones and on-demand TV is true but only tells part of the story. A...

A Different Online Course on Finnish Education

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ALO Finland introduces a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Innovative Pedagogy and EdTech in Finland, inspired by Finnish education. The emphasis is on the practical and holistic approach, as well as simple solutions that can be easily repeated, adopted and further developed further worldwide. The course is aiming to be more than just content delivery and theory. A MOOC at...

15 Ways To Help Kids Learn Anything

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We all want our kids to learn and do well at school. We also want our kids to be passionate and engaged in their learning. When it comes to student engagement strategies, I’m sure there are times when you’d like to help your kids with their schoolwork, teach your kids something new, or tap into or ignite their passions.   Do...